Archival & Conservation Films

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Archival & Conservation Films from PSG Group Ltd. understand that the word “Archival” seems to signify the highest quality available to prevent degradation of your valuable documents and other paper-based collectibles. Unfortunately, there is no national standard to regulate what true “Archival Quality” is. This means that any sleeve can be called Archival even though it may contain plasticizers and other melting agents that can and will migrate into your precious collectibles turning the pages yellow over time. However, the U.S. National Archives and the U.S. Library of Congress have both issued specifications for which Archival & Conservation Films from PSG Group Ltd. follow.

According to the US Library of Congress, the most preferred material for preserving valuable documents is uncoated archival quality polyester film, such as Polymex® PC range of films

Polymex® archival range of films are exceptionally strong and crystal clear films that are resistant to moisture, pollutants, oils, and acids. They contain no volatile chemicals, which could migrate to the surface and cause damage. With a life expectancy of hundreds of years, Polymex® archival range of films will outlast most other plastics.

In addition, along with the brilliance and clarity of Polymex® archival range of films, they almost enhance the appearance of any paper collectible, it is an effective barrier against acidity which is the primary cause of paper deterioration.

The use of the Polymex® archival range of films is preferred by many curators because it allows visual access without requiring physical handling of the photograph or artefact. Polymex® Polyester is an exceptional material but only in products which avoid certain issues. Inserting and removing film continues to require a design, which permits free passage, to avoid scratching and abrasion. Polymex® Polyester enclosed films must be stored in an area with reasonable climate control to avoid the possibility of ferrotyping.

Ferrotyping is the result of condensation and can occur when fluctuating relative humidity exceeds 65%. Stable high humidity generally will not cause condensation, so in using Polymex® polyester for this purpose you can monitor changes at the higher levels.

Polymex® is a registered trademark of PSG Group Ltd. Their brands of archival quality polyester films have been used for almost 30 years, and are supplied globally to a wide range of customers.

Please contact us for advice, a quote or to discuss how PSG Group Ltd could help your business.

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Design & Reprographic

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Design and Reprographic films from PSG Group Ltd. has a broad portfolio of Polymex® PET films for design and reprographic applications.  We offer one of the most complete portfolio of film products to support the worldwide plotter, laser and inkjet print film market as well as drafting films for the engineering and technical drawing market.

Polymex® polyester film is currently used in a wide variety of design and reprographic applications in order to deliver a wide range of superior products. Polymex® polyester film is the leading choice of polyester film by customers world wide.
Polymex® polyester films deliver the following superior product attributes:

  • Excellent Ink Adhesion
  • Superb Processability
  • Good Dimensional Stability
  • Great Handling Characteristics
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Good Heat Stability

Polymex® polyester films are used in design and reprographic applications from drafting films to wide format inkjet and litho processes as well as the following:

  • Coated and Uncoated Films
  • Light diffusing and blocking films
  • White Films
  • Self Adhesive and Peelable Films

Please contact us  for advice, a quote or to discuss how PSG Group Ltd could help your business.

Polymex® is a registered trademark of PSG Group Ltd. Their brands of archival quality polyester films have been used for almost 30 years, and are supplied globally to a wide range of customers.

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Polyester Converters

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POLYESTER FILM

A remarkable thermoplastic film unmatched by any other.  Its inherent properties of toughness, tensile strength, thermal and chemical stability, dielectric strength and low water absorption provided a unique combination of qualities for a multitude of markets.

POLYESTER CONVERTERS LTD

Polyester Converters Ltd are stockists, distributors and converters of this remarkable film. We can also offer a trade conversion service on customer supplied products e.g. paper, board and other films. Our knowledge and experience gained from many years association with the major manufacturers has given us a unique position in the industry. It also allows us to offer the widest range of products with which to meet your requirements.
We hold an unrivalled range of films supplied by Saehan, Toray, Du Pont, Hoechst, 3M and AGFA. Their Excell, Terphane, Lumirror, Melinex, Mylar and Hostaphan grades are the leading products in the market. Should your requirements fall outside the product range of these manufacturers our regular contact with the rest of the World’s leading manufacturers will enable us to find a suitable source of supply.
A full technical back up service is available from our experienced staff.

WE OFFER

Films in thicknesses from 3.5 to 500 microns.
A variety of film types including clear, super clear, hazy, milky white, matt, opaque white, black, metallised and coloured.
A variety of film surfaces including, uncoated, slip treated, anti-static, corona treated, chemically pre-treated for adhesion (to solvent as well as water based inks, adhesives and resins), diazo coated, co-extruded (heat seal), dyed and PVDC coated.
Quantities from 5kg to 500 tonnes.
A conversion service that can produce rolls from 10mm to 1600mm in width and sheets from 15mm square to 1270mm x 1524mm.

OUR PROMISE

The Continual pursuit of excellence via:
* COMPETITIVE PRICES
* HOW? Better buying power with the manufacturers
* COMMITMENT TO QUALITY
* HOW? ISO 9002 registered
* FAST DELIVERY
* HOW? Ex-stock service for many grades, Consignment stock at your premises, Call-off stock held for you in our warehouse
* TECHNICAL BACK UP
* HOW? Staff trained in a variety of manufacturers products can help you source the best film for your business

APPLICATIONS

INDUSTRIAL

Carrier / Release films, Conveyor belts, Dart flights, Drumskins, Electrical insulation, Hoses, Laminating, Sail windows, Templates / stencils, Visors, Membrane touch switches, Adhesive tapes, Labels, Extrusion coating, Diazo coating, Holograms, Stamping foil, Thermal transfer ribbons, Capacitors, Magnetic tape, Metallic Yarn.

PACKAGING

Carton windows, Laminating, Lidding for ready meals, Overwrap for bakery and aromatic products, Metallising.

PRINTING AND STATIONERY

Archival storage, badges and labels, Copier film, Drafting film, Cylinder packing, Document covers, Masking film, Overhead transparencies, Planning foils, Security passes.

Link to Polyester Converters Site

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Carton Window Patching

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Carton Window Patching from PSG Group Ltd. have 3 tradenames for the carton window market:

Enviromex® films are 100% recyclable, or recycled and are all food approved

Ecomex® films are all biodegradeable, decomposable and/or home compostable and are all food approved

Polymex® films are capable of being recycled, however the facilities are still under development and are all food approved

These films have a multitude of different coatings, surfaces, static dissipation, treatments, and or special cores, packaging, tolerances that enable them to be used in a wide variety of patching machinery.

Carton Window Patching from PSG Group Ltd. recently faced a complex request from Benson Box and Bobst that took over 24 months to complete, in which we developed a bespoke Enviromex® film with enhanced surface characteristics, exacting levels of tension, static neutrality, unbelievablably demanding slit edges, width tolerances and enhanced 2 side treatments that have enabled it to run at the demading speeds the new Accuwin cutter and gluer on the Heiber & Schroder module of the Bobst all in one machine (the next generation and first machine of its type).

Lee Alton (Product manager for Folder Gluer and Window Patcher Products for Bobst international) stated the Enviromex® tailor made film is working better than Bobst could ever of expected, and in conjunction with Pafra’s specially formulated high viscosity glue (Pafra 7400-A) have enabled lightening fast production speeds.

This new Bobst patcher can do what 3 older gluers, patchers, and folding machines did in the same time. The max window size at present this machine can take is 150mm (+0/-2mm) x 300mm chop, and up to 30,000 windows per hour.

Carton Window Patching from PSG Group Ltd. are very proud of this product development and alliance with Bobst:

Lee Alton

Product Manager
Folder Gluer and Window Patcher Products
Tel.: +44 1527 519 700
Fax: +44 1527 519 701
Email: lee.alton@bobstgroup.com

Bobst Group (UK & Ireland) Ltd
Address & Registered Office:
Units 10 & 11, Broad Ground Road, Lakeside, Redditch B98 8YP, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 1527 519 700
Fax: +44 1527 519 701
www.bobstgroup.com

Carton Window Patching from PSG Group Ltd. can offer you the right Enviromex®, Ecomex®, or Polymex® film for your patching machine, no matter the age or the manufacturer of your equipment; as well as no matter what you have tried before. Carton Window Patching from PSG Group Ltd. have a film that will work for you!.. whatever you want, whenever you want it, and wherever you want it delivered! thats Carton Window Patching from PSG Group Ltd. philosophy and Customer Service is our main focus.

Please contact us for advice, a quote or to discuss how PSG Group Ltd could help your business.

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